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Possibilities of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

by Leo Anthony Celi

Dr. Leo Anthony Celi has practiced medicine on three continents, giving him broad perspectives in healthcare delivery. He founded and co-directed Sana at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The possibilities of AI in healthcare have been described in this video.

Professor Celi highlights the fact that algorithms used in AI are not neutral and need constant re-evaluation. He talks about a study published in 2016 that found what algorithms used in the US criminal justice system were particularly likely to falsely flag black defendants as future criminals. In a healthcare setting, what biases might creep in? Are there particular groups that might be vulnerable to such biases? Discuss this idea in the comments below.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges

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